30 November 2012

2012 Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Competitor Rankings are here!

From the Pan Ams, to the Mundials World Jiu Jitsu Competition, this year’s black belts have been taking on the 2012 Jiu Jitsu competition season with no fear and with no mercy for their opponents. And if you were lucky enough to catch this year’s Mundial Finals, you would understand exactly what we are talking about. Of course, Black Belt Jiu Jitsu finals at Worlds are always intense, but this year competition was so fierce that many of the matches ended with a dead even score, or with a victory being pulled out at the last remaining second of the match. Truly nail-biting stuff happening here!

With the results in for the majority of the 2012 season, we are posting our updated 2012 Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Competitor Rankings. This includes all IBJJF tournaments thus far, including the BJJ Pan American Championship, as well as the Mundials World Championships, both taking place in Southern California. The remaining competitor points were earned at IBJJF Opens so far this year. So if you are not happy with your rank and want to boost it up a bit more, check out the remaining opportunities you have for this year to put your score higher on this year’s rankings.

29 November 2012

IBJJF Pro-League Confirmed Athletes - 2012

The first ever, IBJJF Pro League competition will take place December 2012 in California, USA.

Below is a list of the confirmed athletes for this tournament:

12 November 2012

Sul-Americano de Jiu-Jitsu 2012

This year's South American Jiu Jitsu Championship will take place in Santa Catarina, Brazil. (FYI - The capital of Sanata Catarina is Florianopolis, which is one of the busiest tourist areas in the country of Brazil.)

It will take place the weekend after Thanksgiving, on November 24th-25th. (Saturday and Sunday) This two day Jiu Jitsu tournament is expected to bring quite a show of Jiu Jitsu competitors from South America. Jiu Jitsu in South America, particularly in Brazil, is a highly competitive sport.

The 2012 Sul Americano Jiu Jitsu tournament will take place at:
Centro Multiuso de São José
Avenida Beira Mar de São José, s/n.
São José / SC

Brasília International Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship

The 2012 Brasilia International Open will be an amazing event in the city of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. The population in this Brazilian city is about 2.5 Million people, and there are many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools in the city, and in surrounding Brazilian cities.

This is the first year IBJJF will be heading into Brasilia for an IO, but certainly not the last.

The location of the tournament will take place at:
Ginásio de Esportes do Cruzeiro,
SHCES Quadra 609 Lote 02,
Cruzeiro Novo, Brasília - DF. 

This will be a one day Jiu Jitsu tournament, taking place on Saturday, November 17th

Did anyone else see the prices? Venues must be much cheaper in Brazil...because registration is only $50/$60. (Compared to $100+ anywhere else).

05 November 2012

No Gi World Championship Results - 2012

Congrats to all the World No Gi competitors who were brave enough to compete this year. The number of competitors was a little lower than last year, but the day still turned out with some great match ups.

Below is the list of results for the 2012 World No Gi Championship.